Sunday, May 30, 2004

Lost Deer

One of the craziest things happened today.  Cooper was looking out the window, while I was sitting on the couch, and he just started barking like crazy.  He acted like someone was coming to the door, so I got up to look.  What I saw next had me second guessing myself.  There were two deer that ran right through our front yard, no more than 10 feet in front our window.  They continued on and ran down the street.  Now this is a regular occurence for my Grandparents, but they also live in a wooded area.  I tried to get everyone into the living room to see, but only Megan made it in time to catch a glimpse.  Luckily about an hour later, while I had witnesses with me, one of the deer ran back across our yard and off behind another house.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Soccer Photos

Megan's Soccer Team page has been updated with the team photo.  She also had this very cute individual picture taken.



Happy 3rd Birthday Mattey!

This posting is kind of late, but we've been very busy.  To celebrate Mattey's 3rd birthday we went to Indianapolis and spent a couple of fun filled days there.  We bought a Family Adventure Package, which consists of a hotel room, two adult and two children's tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.  On Thursday it was a very hot and humid day at the Zoo, but everyone enjoyed the visit.  That night after a visit to Max and Erma's (Mattey told the manager that she went to Applebee's), we all had fun at the hotel's indoor pool (and hot tub).  Then on Friday we had a great time at the Children's Museum, even though there were many bus loads of kids visiting on field trips.



We got Mattey a small Karaoke machine for her birthday and she loves it.  She is quite a performer and we are considering selling tickets for her shows.






Monday, May 17, 2004

Happy 84th Birthday Grandpa!

Tonight we celebrated my Grandpa's 84th Birthday with him.  The whole family took him out to MCL Cafeteria in Elkhart.  His first choice of restaurants was Ryan's, but for some odd reason they are closed on Mondays.  His next choice was Ponderosa, but the one in Elkhart was now some other restaurant.  So finally we settled on MCL.  I wasn't too impressed, but Grandpa thought it was great and that's all that matters.  We enjoyed the time with them and then I was fortunate enough to sit out and talk with him while the girls played with Grandpa at the arcade, while others shopped else where.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Happy Mother's Day

I know this is a day late, but I still wanted to wish all the Mothers a Happy Mother's Day.  I have been blessed to be raised by a marvelous Mother and to be married to a fantastic, first-rate, and skilled Mother, who was brought up by an exceptional Mother.  Without these ladies in my life, you probably wouldn't even be reading this, because I am who I am because of them.  I just want them to know how much I appreciate them.

Friday, May 7, 2004

Another Class Conquered

I took my final exam, for my Data Structures class, on Wednesday.  I thought the exam was pretty tough and I didn't think I did very well.  Come to find out I did fairly well on the exam and I also scored an A for the class.  I had anticipated getting my first B in a Computer Science course, so this was a nice surprise.

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Happy Birthday Mom!

Everyone join me in wishing my Mom a Happy Birthday!  I hope you enjoy your busy day.  It's because of this busy day, that we will celebrate with her tomorrow over a home cooked meal, made by Kelly.  I'm sure it will taste great!



We wish you lots of happiness on your special day!

Sunday, May 2, 2004

New Website Features

Logged in users will notice some new features that have been added to this website.




  • There is a new box to the right called What's New.  This will, at a quick glance, tell how many new news items and new comments have been posted since you have last visited.

  • You will notice that new news items have an icon before the title.  The green circle, with a white star will show which news item is new or has been updated since you last visited.

  • When a new comment or comments are posted, you will see the number of new comments in parenthesis

Hopefully you will enjoy the new features. Don't forget to make any requests for new features you would like to see added.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Fours - Part II

Thursday night we added four new members to our household.  Megan was allowed to pick out something as a reward for getting four shots, and she chose a fish tank.  After setting up the tank for a day, we went out to pick up some fish.  Our plans were to let Megan and Mattey each pick out two fish.  After much indecisiveness, they finally agreed on some fish at Petco.  We brought them home and set the plastic bag in the tank to allow them to get used to the water temperature.

Later that night Mattey came out to the kitchen and Kelly asked her why she was wet.  We almost lost our new members as fast as we got them.  Mattey had opened the bag holding the fish and some how spilled them all over the floor.  Luckily the fish were laying in some small puddles of water.  I scooped them up, some from underneath the bookcase, and placed them into their new home.  After a few nights in the tank, the fish seem to have survived the whole ordeal nicely.

So join me in welcoming Woody, Buzz, Baby Bowser, and Big Bowser to our family!